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June 7, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Live thread: Day 3 of the MLB draft – rounds 11-40

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There will be a whole bunch of picks today as the draft concludes with rounds 11 through 40.  I will try to keep this updated as quickly as possible.

Above is a handy list of who the Mariners have taken so far.

11th round, Pick No. 321Jeremiah Muhammad, RHP, Coral Springs Christian Academy 

Here’s his MLB scouting video. Here’s his 2014 high school stats. Muhammad is actually from New Jersey, but transferred to Florida.

From a Baseball America article previewing the Florida high school playoffs …

Muhammad, who hails from the Garden State but attends school in the Sunshine State, worked in the 87-90 range and was around the zone. He coupled his heater with an 11-5 shaped, 75-76 mph curveball that flashed two-plane bite. At this point, the righthander is raw, more of a thrower who could stand to improve his angle and rhythm, but Muhammad’s physicality and speed of his arm are certainly attention-grabbers. 


12th round: Pick No. 351 — Nelson Ward, SS, University of Georgia

Nelson Ward

Nelson Ward

Ward hit .3o6 (64–for-209) with 13 doubles, three triples, two homers and 34 RBI in 56 games. He had .471 OBP and a .426 slugging pct. He also stole 10 bases. Here’s more detailed stats from The Baseball Cube

There’s some video of Ward delivering a walk-off hit in a win.

13th round, pick No. 391 —  Marvin Gorgas, RHP, East Hampton HS, East Hampton, Conn.


Marvin Gorgas

Here’s his MLB scouting video and more video from a local news station and more video from youtube. Gorgas was born in Chicago but lived in Puerto Rico for a while before moving to Connecticut.

14th round, pick No. 411 – Chris Mariscal, SS, Fresno State 

Chris Mariscal

Chris Mariscal

Here’s his stats from The Baseball Cube

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 15th round, pick No. 441: Lukas Schiraldi, RHP, University of Texas

Lukas Schiraldi

Lukas Schiraldi

The son of Longhorns’ great and big league pitcher Calvin Schiraldi. Here’s his stats from this past season.

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Here’s some video of Schiraldi

16th round: pick No. 471Wayne Taylor, C Stanford 

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Wayne Taylor

Here’s his stats from the Baseball Cube

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Here’s video of Taylor homering. Here’s some video of Taylor playing in the Cape Cod League

 17th round: Pick No. 501Trey Cochran-Gill, RHP, Auburn University.

Trey Cochran-Gill

Trey Cochran-Gill

Cochran-Gill is a reliever, who made 28 appearances this past season. Here’s his stats from the Baseball Cube

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18th round pick, No. 531 –Nick Kiel, LHP, Bellevue CC

Nick Kiel

Nick Kiel

The Mariners go local and take Nick Kiel out of Bellevue CC, whose proud alums include Dave Mahler.  Kiel is a product of Jackson High School in Mill Creek. Kiel has signed with Missouri.

Here’s NWAAC stats this year.

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19th round: pick No. 561 — Rohn Pierce, RHP, Canisius College 

Rohn Pierce

Rohn Pierce

He was the 2014 MAAC pitcher of the year. Here’s some video of him talking about  the award.

Here’s his stats …

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Pierce actually outpitched Carlos Rodon in a start this season. From this Baseball America report.

Canisius righthander Rohn Pierce out-pitched the presumptive No. 1 pick. He carved up the Wolfpack for seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits and a walk while matching Rodon’s six strikeouts. A wiry low three-quarters righthander with good movement on an 86-90 fastball that bumped 91, Pierce mixed in his sweeping 76-80 slider and his solid 79-82 changeup effectively to keep the Wolfpack off balance.

“Our starter pitched his nuts off today and did a phenomenal job for us.” McRae said. “He’s pitched the last two conference championship games, he’s had to start. We all have confidence in him, we know he’s going to throw strikes. We made two tremendous plays behind him—our middle guys both made two tremendous plays.”

20th round: Pick No. 591: Hawtin Buchanan, RHP, Ole Miss

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Hawtin Buchanan

He’s big right-hander. How big? 6-foot-9.

Here’s his stats from Baseball Cube

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Here’s some video of him from the Cape Cod League

21st round,  pick No. 621Jay Baum, SS, Clemson

Jay Baum

Jay Baum

Here’s his stats …

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Check out this play by Baum. He was also part of this fracas with South Carolia.

The Mariners also took a shortstop out of Clemson a few years ago in Brad Miller.

22nd round, No. 651 –Jarrett Brown, LHP, University of Georgia

Jarrett Brown

Jarrett Brown

From his Georgia Bio …

2014 (Junior): Went 1-1 with a 6.67 ERA in 19 games including 1 start as team went 26-29-1 and advanced to the SEC Tournament

  • Registered 11 strikeouts and 15 walks in 27 innings pitched
  • Earned first career victory on March 5 in 26-7 rout of Western Kentucky, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts
  • Pitched three shutout innings against #24 Miss. State on March 15
  • Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in 13-inning tie at #6 LSU on March 23
  • Made first career start on April 6 at Missouri and pitched two innings in 4-2 loss
  • Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings versus Ga. Tech in front of 21,310 at Turner Field on May 13

 23rd round,pick No. 681 — Pat Peterson, LHP, NC State

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Patrick Peterson

He and his twin brother, Eric, transferred from Temple before this season with the news the program was folding.

Here’s his stats from Baseball Cube. Here’s some video from his days at Temple

24th round: Pick No. 711 —  Sheehan Planas-Arteaga,1B, Barry University

Sheehan Planas-Arteaga

Sheehan Planas-Arteaga

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Here’s an interview with him during his Cape Cod League time

25th round: Pick No. 741Vinny Nittoli, RHP, Xavier University 

Vinny Nittoli

Vinny Nittoli

Nittoli was a two-way player for the Musketeers also playing outfield.  He earned first-team all-conference honors  in the Big East. Here’s his game logs as a pitcher.

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26th round, Pick No. 771 — Taylor Smart, SS, University of Tennessee 

Taylor Smart

Taylor Smart

Another local kid who went to Tahoma High School in Maple Valley. His dad is the head coach for Bellevue CC.  He played in the Mariners Cup during his high school days.

Here’s some video of a nice play at second base and another nice play

Stats …

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27th round, pick No. 801 — Andy Peterson, SS, Oregon State University

Andy Peterson

Andy Peterson

Peterson didn’t have a great year offensively compared to his 2013 season.

Here’s his stats from Baseball Cube

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28th round: Pick No. 831 — Dominic Blanco, C, Gulf Coast High School

Here’s some video of Blanco hitting and here’s some more video of him behind the plate. He has committed to play at Bethune-Cookman.

29th round: Pick No. 861Tyler Herb, RHP, Coastal Carolina 

Tyler Herb

Tyler Herb

Here’s his stats from the Baseball Cube

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30th round: Pick 891 — James Alfonso, C, University of Hartford

James Alfonso

James Alfonso

He was the catcher for first round pick Sean Newcombe the last two seasons, earning first-team All-America East conference honors.

Here’s his stats from The Baseball Cube

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31st round, pick No. 921 —  DeAires Moses, CF, East Nashville Magnet School, Goodlettsville, TN

Here’s his stats

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He’s committed to Volunteer State Community College. In this story, it says he stole 32 bases this season.

32nd round, pick No 951 —  Chase Nyman, 2B, East Mississippi Community College, Pascagoula, MS

Chase Nyman

Chase Nyman

Here’s his stats

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Here’s a story on him being drafted with comments from him.

33rd round: Pick No.981 — Tom Verdi, SS, University of Connecticut

Tom Verdi

Tom Verdi

Here’s the news release on him being selected by the Mariners from UCONN. And here’s a nice feature on him from the Hartford Courant

Stats …

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34th round, Pick No 1011 — Andrew Summerville, LHP, Lakeside High School, Seattle, WA

Another local kid. Summerville is one of the best pitchers in the state. He was the Metro player of the year and was named to the Star Times.  Josh Liebeskind wrote this good feature on him. He’s also committed to Stanford and made it clear that he would be going to college. Here’s a scouting video of him.

35th round, Pick No. 1041 –  Chris McGrath, LHP, Marist School, Atlanta, GA

McGrath has signed to play for Duke next year.   And according to Duke’s head coach,  he’s given every indication he plans to honor his commitment.

36th round —  Spencer Hermann, LHP, Fisher College 


Spencer Hermann

Stats …

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37th round —  Sam Lindquist, RHP,  Stanford University

Sam Lindquist

Sam Lindquist

Another local kid out of Eastside Catholic.  He went 2-0 with a 3.14 ERA in 14 relief appearances with the Cardinal during his senior season. A native of Mercer Island, Lindquist was a standout for Eastside Catholic. His younger brother, Jeff, is a quarterback at the University of Washington.

He’s currently playing in a NCAA super regional against Vanderbilt.

38th round — Taylor Zeutenhorst, OF, University of Iowa

Taylor Zeutenhorst

Taylor Zeutenhorst

From his bio … 2014 — Only Hawkeye to start all 53 games, starting 52 contests in right field and one at first base… hit .268 (55-of-205) with 37 runs and 35 RBIs… had a team-high nine home runs and 30 walks… posted a .444 slugging percentage… ranked third in the Big Ten in home runs (9), tied for ninth in walks (30) and hit by pitches (10)… had 16 multi-hit (10 two-hit, five three-hit and one four-hit) and nine multi-RBI games… hit .357 (5-of14) with 11 total bases and three RBIs against South Dakota State (4/25-26)… went 3-for-6 in game one, including hitting the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th in a 2-1 victory before going 2-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs and two home runs in game three… is first Hawkeye since 2012 to hit two home runs in the same game… hit .417 (5-of-12) with 12 total bases, three RBIs, and two home runs in three games against Minnesota (4/18-20)… became first Hawkeye since 2008 to hit a home run in consecutive games… went 2-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored, belting his team-leading fifth long ball of the season in the series opener at Northwestern (4/11)… finished with a .438 (7-of-16) batting average with two doubles, two home runs, six runs and nine RBIs at the Snowbird Classic… had a pair of three-hit, four-RBI games against Georgetown (3/15) and Otterbein (3/17) where he connected on three-run home runs in both contests… selected as the Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 24 after hitting .412, slugging .765 and reaching base at a .500 clip at the Snowbird Classic… tied a career-high with a four-hit game against Ball State (2/22), going 4-for-6 with a two-run home run… also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs against Nebraska Omaha (2/23) and had a triple and two runs against Mississippi Valley State (2/21)… hit a three-run home run and scored two runs in game two at Austin Peay(2/15).

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39th round —  Kavin Keyes, 3B, Oregon State University

Keyes missed a significant part of this of the season with a broken thumb. Here’s a scouting video of him.

Here’s his stats from the Cube

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40th round — Scott Manea, C, St. Johns High School (Shrewsbury, MA)

Manea has signed a letter of intent with NC State. He hit .320 this past season. Here’s a scouting video of him as well.

And that wraps it up …  Want a breakdown? Well, here you go … From the M’s.

The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, including 9 left-handers, 5 catchers, 9 infielders (1 1B, 2 2B, 5 SS, 1 3B), and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 31 college players and 9 high school players.

In all Seattle selected players with hometowns from 17 states: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut (2), Delaware, Florida (6), Iowa, Georgia (5), Massachusetts (2), Mississippi (4), New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah and Washington (4); 2 countries: United States, Canada (1).

The Mariners drafted 5 catchers, 9 infielders (1 1B, 2 2B, 5 SS, 1 3B), and 5 outfielders. Outfielder Alex Jackson from the Rancho Bernardo (CA) High School, was the Mariners first position player selected by the organization with the 6th overall pick (third position player selected overall in the first round). Of the 19 position players selected, 7 are left-handed hitters and 1 is switch hitter.

Seattle selected 21 pitchers in the draft, including 13 pitchers in the first 20 rounds. The Mariners selected 12 right- handed pitchers and 9 left-handed pitchers. Right-handed pitcher Jay Muhammad (11th round) from Coral Springs Christian Academy in Coral Springs, FL was the first high school pitcher selected by the Mariners, while left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (4th round) from Old Dominion University was the first college pitcher drafted by Seattle. In all, 17 of the 21 pitchers selected by Seattle were college pitchers.

The Mariners selected 31 college players in the draft, including 23 of the Mariners first 27 picks. At 18-year-old, Gareth Morgan (2th round) out of Blyth Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was the youngest player the Mariners selected. 


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